3PL Trends to watch in 2019

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jan 11, 2019 2:30:00 PM

If there was ever an industry that was the poster child for, “the only thing constant is change,” it’s the logistics industry. In the last two decades, the world of freight management and 3PLs has undergone a transformation that no one could have imagined 20 years ago. What the future holds in the next decade will be both exciting and transformative. 

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Food Safety in the Supply Chain and The Romaine Lettuce Scare

Posted by Harriet Mills on Dec 4, 2018 9:20:56 AM

Food for thought in the perishable foods supply chain 

From cantaloupes to lettuce, the transport of perishable foods in the U.S. is a hot topic these days, especially for produce. In May we saw one of the most publicized food recalls in the nation's history.  More than 200 people recorded illnesses related to the E. coli virus which was linked to romaine lettuce, with 90 hospitalizations and five people dying as a result.

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Tags: Industry News, Regulations, Shipper News, Carrier News

Who is most susceptible to cargo theft?

Posted by Cory Levins, Guest Blogger (Air Sea Containers) on Nov 6, 2018 11:40:41 AM

Cargo theft is a growing problem that impacts nearly every industry. All supply chains are different, and their complexities often permit gaps in security that increase the risk of theft. When theft occurs, it impacts everyone. Suppliers lose money on stolen goods, shippers lose money, and consumers end up paying more for the products that do reach the shelves of their local stores.

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Ready or not, here it comes - CVSA Road Check 2018

Posted by Harriet Mills on May 30, 2018 2:10:00 PM

Everyone is in favor of safety checks, especially when you are talking about 80,000 pounds of truck and cargo driving down the road, right? The obvious answer is yes, but the actual answer may be a bit more complicated.

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Are You a Shipper of Choice? 

Posted by Harriet Mills on Apr 4, 2018 9:46:29 AM

What can you do as a shipper to level the playing field, lessen the impact, and mitigate the high cost of getting your goods to market, while having a positive impact across the full spectrum of the supply chain? It may be as simple as becoming a shipper of choice.

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Choptank Transport Opens New Baltimore Location

Posted by Harriet Mills on Mar 9, 2018 11:41:03 AM

Choptank Transport, a Maryland-based, third-party logistics company, is pleased to announce it is getting ready to open its newest sales office in Baltimore, Maryland. Located near the popular neighborhood of Federal Hill, with its great restaurants, quaint stores, and well-known Cross Street Market, the location will be convenient for employees seeking a career downtown or within walking distance of the light rail.  

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Women in logistics see career advancements

Posted by Harriet Mills on Feb 21, 2018 11:00:49 AM

Women at Choptank Transport - logistics careers

Logistics, along with many other industries, was thought of as a man’s world, from truck drivers to warehouse managers, train conductors and ship captains, but hold on! Women are climbing in the ranks. In 2015, 21.1% of women in transportation earned their way into manager’s roles. Today, even more women are becoming role models in their industry as exceptional drivers, owner-operators, logistics coordinators, warehouse managers, 3PL sales managers and more.

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Does your 3PL provide cost-saving options with today's high freight rates?

Posted by Harriet Mills on Feb 1, 2018 11:26:19 AM

Last week we talked about the skyrocketing prices the spot load market is seeing in freight and transportation costs. Shippers are bearing the brunt of these elevated rates and are having to rethink the way they arrange the movement of their goods so all their profits don't fly out the window.

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No, it's not the truck apocalypse, but high spot rates are a reality

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jan 24, 2018 11:44:30 AM

As transportation costs remain high, shippers should explore new strategies.

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Technology in transportation - the key to your business's success

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jan 16, 2018 3:20:00 PM

EDI, API, ELDs, and Blockchain … these are well-known terms to the early adopters of supply chain technology such as 3PLs seeking differentiation in the logistics industry. 

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Tags: Technology, Industry News, Shipper News

Choptank Transport Market ReportMarket Report DEC 2018

From Trump to the Griswold's...2018 in Review

A lot has happened in the world of transportation and logistics in 2018.  This could be a novel about all the things that happened in 2018 and the many predictions for 2019.  Above all of the headlines, though, we have lived through the strongest year for spot and contract pricing increases in the history of trucking in the U.S. 25% increases in the spot market rate, 30 percent in dry van and reefer, and spot market rate increases of over 25 percent in flatbed; which were followed by contract rate increases of over 15 percent in all three modes!  All that data could point to another turbulent and soaring market in 2019.  However, and lucky us, there is a mountain of data...

Here is a brief market overview and report on all the factors driving the current market, our expectations for where it’s headed, and most importantly, how to manage this market and come out on top!   

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